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ASSORTED PERENNIALS (P-Z)

All Photos are courtesy of Walters Gardens, Inc.

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PACHYSANDRA

(Japanese Spurge)

Green Carpet
Vigorous spreader of deep, evergreen foliage.
White, bottle-brush flowers in spring.
6-12"

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PAPAVER

(Oriental Poppy) Zones 3-7
Colorful flowers with black stamens. Hairy basal leaves. Good for fall planting. For best results, plant 3 inches below soil surface.

orientale nana 'Allegro
20" late spring
Vivid splashes of black on scarlet flowers. Excellent dwarf form.

Beauty of Livermore
Zones 3-7.  30".  Deep oxblood red flowers measure 4-6" across. One of the finest reds.

Champagne Bubble Mix
Delicate, crepe-like flowers. Mass plantings, containers. Z3-7. 12-15".

Dwarf Allegro
16".  Large, cup-shaped, scarlet red flowers.

Flamingo Dancer
Large, true red fringed petals. 30".

Orange Scarlet
Zones 3-7
34x20".  Large, cup shaped, papery, multi-petaled blooms. Strong, graceful stems. 

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PENSTEMON

(Beardtongue) Zone 3-8

Prairie Splendor
26 inches, zone 4.
Large flowers in white and shades of rose, lavender, and pink for about 4 weeks.

Dark Towers
Strong deep wine purple stems with a mass of lavender pk.flowers. 36-42".

Prarie Dusk
Thin spikes covered in rose/purple trumpet-like flowers. Drought tolerant; easy to grow. Attracts hummingbirds. 24-30"

Red Rocks
Zones 4-8. 18x15". Reddish flowers with white striped throats over dark green, shiny leaves that form a shrubby mound.

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PEROVSKIA

(Russian Sage) Zones 4-9
Russian Sage is a delightful subshrub with small, narrow grey green leaves and a loose open habit. Small tubular lavender blue flowers bloom for an incredibly long period of time, from late summer into fall.

atriplicifolia
36-48" late summer
Dissected foliage. Lavender-blue flowers. A great 'filler' for the garden. Softens up harsher colors.

Little Spire
25" late summer
An introduction from Future Plants. Selected for its short upright habit that prevents it from flopping in the landscape.

Lacey Blue
Lacy, silver foliage with the longest blooming of this variety. Beds, cut flowers. Zones 4-9. 12-18".

Peek-a-boo
24-28".  Shortest Russian sage.  Very lacy leaves.

Rocketman
A narrower, upright vase-shaped habit at 3'. Aromatic with large, fluffy lavender blue flowers.

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PLATYCODON

(Balloon Flower) Zones 3-8
Flowers are bell-shaped and bloom in summer. Buds resemble balloons.

Sentimental Blue
6-8" summer
Dwarf form with blue flowers.

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POLEMONIUM

(Jacobs Ladder) Zones 3-7

Stairway to Heaven
Grayish-green leaf has a white and pink margin that picks up the pale lavender blue, bell-shaped flowers. 12-14"x12-18".

Touch of Class
Variegated, lacy foliage with pink buds that open to blue flowers. 14".

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POLYGONATUM

(Variegated Solomon's Seal) Zone 4-8

odoratum 'Variegatum
18-24" early spring

Soft green leaves edged in a broad strip of creamy white. Long white flowers with a skirt of yellow green dangle from the axil underneath the leaves in early spring.

Prefers moist, woodland settings.

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POTENTILLA

(Cinquefoil, Five Finger) Zones 4-8

Miss Willmott
Pink flowers on slender stems with a cherry-red center.
Clump forming.
Zones 4-8.
12-16"

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PULMONARIA

(Lungwort, Bethlehem Sage) Zones 3-9

Majeste
Silver-gray leaves lined in dk.grn. Light pink & blue bell flowers in spring. Lightens up dark shade spots. Zones 3-9

Raspberry Splash
10-12".  Robust top seller with sizable clusters of bright lilac-raspberry flowers.  Upright clump of disease resistant, dark green, silver spotted leaves.

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PULSATILLA

(Pasque Flower) Zones 4-8

Lovely, bell-shaped flowers about 2-3 inches wide. Tiny ornamental fern like leaves follow the flowers. The blooms are replaced by seeds in the form of interesting globular masses of silvery down.



vulgaris 'Rubra

8-10" early spring

Shades of magenta to wine red.

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RODGERSIA

Chocolate Wings
Zones 4-9
10"

Bold, shrub-like shade perennial.

Emerges brown and changes from green, bronze and red.

Flowers are burgundy-red.

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RUDBECKIA

(Black Eyed Susan, Coneflower) Zones 4-10

fulgida 'Goldsturm
24" midsummer

Deep yellow daisy-like flowers, black cone.
1999 Perennial Plant Association Plant of the Year.



Little Gold Star

Very compact dome of 2" golden blossoms on well-branched 14-16" scapes. Good garden and container plant. Zones 4-10.

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SAGINA

(Irish Moss)

Pearlwort
4-6".
Rock garden plant that carpets the ground in white, star-shape blooms.

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SALVIA

(Meadow Sage, Perennial Salvia) Zones 3-8

Color Spires Violet Riot
Zones 3-8. 22". Improvement on May Night with more vivid violet blue on denser plants. Neater upright stems.

Nemorosa May Night
18" early summer
Outstanding cultivar.  Splendid deep purple flowers.  Long flowering.

New Dimension Blue
Very well-branched with blue-violet flowers on deep purple stems.  14-18".

Sensation Deep Rose
16".  One of the very best new salvias with brighter pink flowers and a robust compact clump formed with dark purple stems and green foliage.  Zone 3.

Viola Klose
Outstanding spikes of violet-purple flowers are deeper and move intense in color than most perennial salvias.  Has a tight, mounded habit. 15-18".

Windwalker Royal Red
Zones 5-9.   48x48".  Blood red flowers climb high June through October.  Very hardy. 

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SCABIOSA

(Pincushion Flower) Zones 3-9
A delightful plant for the border and an excellent cut flower. Attracts butterflies.

Butterfly Blue
Lavender blooms form a short mound with ferny foliage all summer long.12-18". Zones 3-9

Pink Mist
Pink/lavender blooms that last all summer. Drought tolerant. 12-18" Zones 3-9.

Vivid Violet
11". Zone 4. Profuse, dark violet plant that spreads to 18".

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SEMPERVIVUM

(Hen & Chicks, Houseleek)
Zones 3-8

Interesting collection with many forms and colors.

Used in perennial borders, miniature gardens, porch boxes, garden vases, edging, and as rockery or rock wall plants.

They grow well in a wide variety of soils, even pure sand.

They should have good drainage.

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SOLIDAGO

(goldenrod)

Little Lemon
Compact and well branched foliage with light yellow flowers.
Containers, borders. Zone 5.
10".

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STACHYS

(Lambs Ears, Woolly Betony) Zones 4-10

Hummelo
Bright green, textured leaves (not fuzzy) with showy spikes of dense rose purple flowers. 18-20".

Fuzzy Wuzzy
8" Forms a carpet of soft, fuzzy, silvery grey leaves topped with wooly, lavender flower spicks.  Also good for edging or children's gardens.

Helene Von Stein
8-10" non-flowering velvety plant that's heat tolerant.

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THALICTRUM

(Meadow Rue) Zone 3-8.
Sun to part Shade.

Lavender Mist
6-8' sprays of delicate, lavender flowers provide a great background in the garden.

Good cut flower.

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TIARELLA

Jade Peacock

8-10".

Emerges chartreuse with a deep red center and matures to glossy jade green with a deep purple center.

Compact, clumping habit.

Creamy white flowers.

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TRADESCANTIA

(Virginia Spiderwort) Zones 3-9
Grasslike foliage.
Long flowering, prolific bloomer good for the border or naturalized shade areas.

Amethyst Kiss
Longer blooming with large clusters of large periwinkle blue flowers.
12-18"

Sunshine Charm
Lavendar pink flowers on golden folliage.

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TRICYRTIS

(Japanese Toad Lily) Zones 4-8
Graceful arching ladder like leaves that alternate up the stems. The orchid-like flowers start late in the season just in time to lighten up the shade garden while everything else is falling asleep.

Autumn Glow
24-26" Showy shade plant with a bright edge and reddish purple speckled Blooms.

formosana 'Samurai
16" fall
Zone 6.
Variegated foliage with a gold margin.
Purple flowers with darker spots. Spreader. Mulch for winter.

hirta 'Tojen
18-24" late summer
Bold foliage.
Large, lavender-purple blooms fade to white in the center.

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TROLLIUS

(Globeflower) Zones 3-7
Good subject for waterside or bog gardens or other sites as long as it remains constantly moist.

Chinensis Golden Queen
30" summer
Large golden-orange buttercup flowers.

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VERONICA

(Speedwell) Zones 4-8
Excellent plants for summer flowering.
Taller ones are good border plants. Shorter ones are good for edging.

Baby Doll
Extremely floriferous and compact plant with vibrant pink flowers.  Beds, cutting. Zone 4. 10-12".

Enchanted Indigo
16-18".  Compact clump of bright green, glossy foliage topped with deep purple flowers in summer and again in fall.

Giles Van Hess
6".  Forms a nice mound of bright pink flowers spikes.
Long flowering.

Hocus Pocus
Zones 4-8.  16-20" well-branched, uniform growth.
Spike-like, showy flowers that last.

Magic Show
Zones 4-8.  16-18".
Versatile and upright this forms a compact clump of bright green foliage topped with deep royal purple flowers in summer and again in fall.

Red Fox
12-15" summer
A long flowering red variety with erect tapering stems.

Royal Candles
15-18".  Showy, compact violet-blue flowers.

Very Van Gogh
18-20"
Paintbrush-like, rosy purple flowers on well-branched scapes.

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VINCA

(Periwinkle, Trailing Myrtle)
Zones 4-9.

Trailing evergreen that forms a dense ground cover.

Does well in both sun and shade.

Atropurpurea
6-8".
Deep red-wine blooms over glossy trailing evergreen foliage.
Drought tolerant.

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YUCCA

(Desert Candle) Zones 4-10

Color Guard
Sword-like creamy-yellow leaves with green edges that have a pink flush in fall & winter. Creamy white flower stalk. 2-3'.

Excalibur
2' Uniform, compact habit of spiky blue-green to grey leaves.
Has attractive, curly white filaments lining the leaves.

filamentosa
5-6' summer
(Adam's Needle) Bright green sword like foliage.
Strong stately spikes bear creamy white bell-shaped flowers.
A good specimen plant.

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December 9, 2017